The application period for Small Business Grant and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Funding ended on 31 August 2020.
The Government has announced (as at 11 March 2020) a scheme to pay small businesses in receipt of Small Business Rates Relief a grant of £10,000.
Additionally there are grants of up to £25,000 for businesses in the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure sectors.
There are some exceptions to this. Business premises used for storage and for personal use (for example, private stables, beach huts and moorings) will not qualify.
Ensure you have provided us with the correct information and get in touch if you are unsure or need to update us.
Please check this list based on common errors or missing information from applications:
The Government have made a series of announcements about support available to businesses in response to the Coronavirus pandemic:
You are eligible for the grant if your business is in the retail, hospitality and/or leisure sector (including pubs).
Properties that will benefit from the relief will be occupied hereditaments that are wholly or mainly being used:
Only one grant may be awarded per hereditament. A separate form is required for each hereditament.
The Retail and Hospitality Grant Scheme provides businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors with a cash grant of up to £25,000 per property.
Businesses in these sectors with a property that has a rateable value of up to £15,000 may be eligible for a grant of £10,000.
Businesses in these sectors with a property that has a rateable value of between £15,000 and less than £51,000 may be eligible for a grant of £25,000.
Properties that will benefit from the relief will be occupied properties that are wholly or mainly being used:
Qualification is subject to a number of exclusions, including car parks and parking spaces, properties occupied for personal use (for example, Stables, beach huts and moorings).
For more information please contact our team on NNDR@preston.gov.uk or call 01772 906972.
Please do not make any repeat contact with the Council.
Many of our staff are also affected by this outbreak so please be patient with us, and try to avoid contacting us unless it is absolutely necessary.
We will keep this information updated the best we can but we are relying on updates from Central Government. More information is available on the GOV.UK website.